Stir-fried Vegetables with Buttered Rice & Black Pepper Sauce

We’re all in a situation where ordering from restaurants is not a norm anymore or at least until we’re able to flatten the curve in terms of COVID-19 cases. The only way to satiate your food cravings is to head to the kitchen and put on the chef’s hat.

That’s how my flatmates and I took it upon ourselves to plate up a fancy looking dish and I think we did a pretty good job. I must say even though staying in lockdown for more than two months now is definitely not a pleasant feeling, but on the flip side, it has helped us build memories we’d want to cherish for life.

So, let’s not wait and scroll down to see how easy it is to whip up a delicious meal.

vegetable ingredients


  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Boiled Corn on the Cob


  • 2 whole sweet corn
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt to taste


1. Break the whole sweet corn into 2 halves.
2. In a pressure cooker cook the corn with water and a pinch of salt on a high flame for 2 whistles.
3. After it’s done add butter for additional flavor (optional).

Buttered Rice


  • ¾ cup rice (I used basmati rice)
  • Spring onion greens
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Olive Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


1. Boil rice. The ratio of water is to rice is the same to get a sticky texture. Cook well till the water dries up.

boiled rice

2. Heat butter in a pan and add the cooked rice with salt to taste.
3. Add in spring onion greens and mix well.

buttered rice with spring onion greens

Stir-Fry Vegetables


  • 1 big onion finely sliced
  • 4-5 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 6-7 broccoli florets
  • ½ cup red & yellow bell-peppers
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cup chopped spinach
  • Chopped ginger (optional)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Feel free to adjust the quantity of the vegetables as per your liking.


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and green chilli. Sauté on a high flame.
2. Add onions and salt to taste to quicken the process.
3. Next add carrots and mushroom. Cook until the mushrooms release its moisture.
4. Add broccoli and stir. Next add spinach and bell-peppers.
5. Make sure the vegetables are not raw, but should have a bite to them.

stir fry vegetables

Black Pepper Sauce


  • Freshly Ground Black pepper – ¼ cup
  • One medium-sized onion – finely chopped
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp plain flour
  • Milk – ½ cup (can alter depending on taste and consistency)
  • Processed Cheese – 2 cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


1. Heat oil in a pan and add butter. Add garlic and sauté.
2. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add salt to taste to quicken the process
3. Add black pepper and mix well.
4. Add 1 cup water and stir.
5. In a separate bowl, add a little water to the plain flour to make a slurry.
6. Add this slurry to the pepper sauce and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
7. Add milk and bring to a boil.
8. Add grated cheese and mix well.

pepper sauce with buttered rice and stir fry veggies

Be creative while plating it up and enjoy the process.

The meal is so satisfying and will leave you smiling by the end of it.

Happy cooking 😊

8 thoughts on “Stir-fried Vegetables with Buttered Rice & Black Pepper Sauce

  1. Looks delish! When I saw this beautifully plated feast on insta, I had half a mind to ask you about the sauce recipe – it looked so inviting! And voila; here it is, the whole deal.

    It’s great to have you back on the blogosphere after sooooo long, and I hope to see your culinary talent on display here as often as ever before.

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